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OLF 2018 Camping Guidelines
Please read through the following as there are changes & revisions from last year
Due to changes in venue, feedback, permitting and efforts to build upon experience.
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE INFO FOR ALL CAMPERS
No entry before/after our Box Office hours – no exceptions:
- Campers with 4 day pass may arrive Thursday, Sept 20 3pm – 10pm.
- Campers with 3 day pass may arrive Friday, Sept 21 starting at 9am and until 10pm.
All campers must be packed up & off site by 6pm Sunday, Sept. 23rd. Please, leave your campsite clean!
You are required to show photo ID upon check-in at Front Gate Box Office. You’ll receive any applicable camping pass along with your festival wristbands for you and any other members of your camping party upon check in.
SERVICE ANIMALS MUST BE REGISTERED AT OUR BOX OFFICE WHEN YOU ARRIVE. No pets are allowed. One service animal (any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) per person is permitted on the land.
Please be respectful of your sisters and clean up after your service animal.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CAMPING AREAS TO PICK FROM?
There are several camping areas to choose from, as outlined below:
General Camping: The main field is open to general camping. Quiet hours are 1am to 8am. There are no specific spaces for children nor adult-only areas within General Camping, they can be found in Family Camping or the “loud and rowdy” area/OH-Zone.
Camping is in a very large open space. There will be spaces pre marked that will allow up to 3 tents/cars per marked space for a total of 3 of any combo. There will also be an option to keep your vehicle with you at your camping spot as well. If you do not want to have your vehicle at your camp spot, those vehicles can be moved to general parking for the time during festival.
If you choose to keep a vehicle at your camp spot, the vehicle MUST remain in your camping spot for the entire festival. If campers know that they will be leaving festival grounds, it is recommended that you move your vehicle to general parking so that you are able to leave.
All egress lanes have to stay clear at all time as per Franklin Co health department guidelines
SAFETY FOR ALL CAMPERS IS THE PURPOSE OF THESE REGULATIONS Check the map or ask one of Camping Crew to find the right location for your needs.
All egress lanes have to stay clear at all time as per Franklin Co health department guidelines.
OH-Zone: This is the Loud & Rowdy, Late Night Area! This area is for tent camping only. There is an area close-by in RV area (with prior registration) that may be available. Please note that there are Quiet times from 1 am until 8am throughout the camping areas. You can carry on into the late night, but please be considerate and turn the volume down during those times. Please note that the OH-Zone is not an appropriate place to camp if you have anyone under 18 in your group.
Family Camping: Families with children are encouraged to camp in this designated Family area. Please see festival map for location of family camping. .
RV Camping: There is a designated area for RVs (including pop-ups, fifth wheels, travel trailers) on festival grounds.
Pre registration is necessary to allow us to plan appropriate space.
Accessible Camping: Accessible camping requires registration. The accessible area has both RV’s and tent camping. Electricity for medical devices and set-up & tear-down assistance is available with registration.
Accessible Camping is in a very large open space. There will be spaces pre marked that will allow up to 3 tents/cars per marked space for a total of 3 of any combo. There will also be an option to keep your vehicle with you at your camping spot as well. If you do not want to have your vehicle at your camp spot, those vehicles can be moved to general parking for the time during festival.
If you choose to keep a vehicle at your camp spot, the vehicle MUST remain in your camping spot for the entire festival. If campers know that they will be leaving festival grounds, it is recommended that you move your vehicle to accessible parking so that you are able to leave.
All egress lanes have to stay clear at all time as per Franklin Co health department guidelines
Accessibility shuttles pick up and drop off from all camping areas listed above and throughout the festival grounds–check the map for stops!. The main route will be through the festival grounds and into the accessible parking area. There are accessible vans to transport womyn and their wheelchairs/most scooters. Additionally there are several Access golf carts to move womyn around the site.
COOKING, FIRES, AND FIREWOOD
CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED ONLY IN DESIGNATED COMMUNITY FIRE RINGS. Community campfires are community responsibility; please do not leave fires unattended. Shovels are placed with each community fire ring so fires can be raked over or smothered to extinguish. Please do not move the fire rings or shovels for personal use.
COOKING ON GAS GRILLS OR CAMP STOVES IS PERMITTED AT YOUR SITE — NO INDIVIDUAL CAMPFIRES ALLOWED. When you leave your site, please make sure that you have extinguished your grill or stove.
NO FIREWOOD MAY BE BROUGHT INTO OR TAKEN FROM FESTIVAL OR FRANKLIN COUNTY AS PER FEDERAL GUIDELINE. Firewood will be provided for use at designated community fire rings.
FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR FOR MEAL
NEEDS FOR CAMPERS. Please check each food truck for the operating hours once you arrive at festival.
Ice will also be available for purchase during festival. Please check festival map for location.
WATER, SHOWERS, & SANITATION
There is fresh potable well water which is available in many locations on the site (please refer to map on the back of program).
The showers at Hoover YMCA are located near the central festival area. They are located in 1 shower house with warm running water. Washstands & portable toilets are available throughout the festival & campgrounds.
Please look at map in the program for locations.
There will be accessible showers available also for those that need them. Please check in with Access Central for further information.
Please haul your trash to the waste and recycling bins provided. There are many trash receptacles and recycling containers located throughout the land.
***PLEASE RESPECT THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HANDLE THE TRASH AND RECYCLING***
ALL HUMAN WASTE PRODUCTS *MUST* BE TAKEN TO THE PORTOILETS TO BE EMPTIED OR BAGGED AND TAKEN DIRECTLY TO ONE OF THE LARGE TRASH DUMPSTERS BY YOU.
DO NOT PUT ANY HUMAN WASTE OR BAGS OR CONTAINERS WITH HUMAN WASTE IN THE REGULAR TRASH CANS, IT UNFAIRLY PUTS WOMYN AT RISK.
TENT CAMPERS – Please also note the following:
TEN FEET REQUIRED BETWEEN EACH TENT: Please set up your campsite within designated sites to ensure we maintain 10′ between each tent. Campsites throughout General Camping Area will be individually marked off blocks (approximately 30’ x 30‘) and are intended to accommodate approximately 3 tents each while still meeting the 10’ spacing requirement of Fire and Health Department Codes.
Due to limited space and anticipated greater number of campers, please prepare to share your site with friends or understand that another tent may be placed with you to accommodate as many women as possible. Everything is first come, first served so if you’d like to camp with friends/family, please plan accordingly and come together to assure your distance and that saving spaces for friends does not become an issue with egress lanes.
Quiet hours are from 1am – 8:00 am. The Festival reserves the right to limit noise and/or rowdiness at anytime. On-site security will be available throughout the night at designated central sites. Please try to work with your sisters and report concerns to our security personnel.
RV CAMPERS – Please also note the following:
Designated RV camping areas are rustic: These are not paved pull thru sites. There are no hook-ups available
GENERATORS can be used – when owner is present – between the hours of 8am – 10pm, for one-hour increments. There must be at least a two (2) hour break between each one (1) hour of running your generator.
Any non-sleeping vehicles must be moved to the parking area immediately. Detach your vehicle and move it to parking as soon as your RV (pop-up, fifth-wheel, travel trailer) is detached & you’ve chocked/blocked your wheels.
Please maintain at least 15 feet side-to-side between RVs and 10 feet end-to-end.
NO TENTS ARE ALLOWED IN RV CAMPING AREA. This is a safety issue. Absolutely no tents are allowed for sleeping in RV areas. Screen tents / ez-ups are allowed as long as they are see-through at all times.
Thank you for your cooperation! These guidelines are in place to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time at OLF.
CAMPING TEAM WELCOMES EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO A FABULOUS 2018 FESTIVAL!!!
We would like to provide accessibility and electrical needs for all womyn that are in need. The festival grounds have electrical outlets for Accessible camping, so please fill out form, state your needs, and be prepared to bring your extension cords and smiles!
The form below is to provide and plan for your needs prior to your arrival. Please fill out form in its entirety so we can plan to help you thru your needs for the weekend of Festival.
This year will be different from last year as it is a new venue. RV is defined as Class A-C campers, travel trailers, pop-ups, fifth wheels and pickup trucks with campers installed in the bed of the truck. All other vehicles not within this description will not be allowed into the RV camping area. Car-Camping is allowed in a designated area, as long as your vehicle remains parked there until load-out Sunday. No tents are allowed by your car or RV.
If you do not register, we cannot guarantee a spot in the RV area.
Thank you for following the guidelines as we move thru this transition.
Thanks for filling this out so we can better anticipate planning and staffing needs!
Here is the long awaited 2018 map for general information & placement. It is not to scale!
This is the current plan as we know it!
*ALL AREAS & CONTENT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
We will replace this map with an updated one as we have relevant changes.
Please, take the time to check the website for answers before asking questions here!
As we head into production mode, it will be increasingly difficult to keep track of & answer all of the individual questions in the various posts & places.